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On/off problem with Sansa c240

My Sansa C240 won't power off or on. Once the battery dies...I have to use the cable to get it turned on again...then it just sleeps until I activate a button or the battery dies. Also, when I go to FM won't go 'back'...i have to take the battery out to reset it (of course, then i have to use the cable to turn it on again!) help!

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    We can't figurfe out how to turn it off. It keeps running down the battery... Any suggestons? Thanks, Newbie

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    Similar problem. Begins power up - then it hangs. Can't turn it off. Can't do anything other than let the battery run out.



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From menu of your device:
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